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Lauren, Ralph

(Encyclopedia)Lauren, Ralph lôr´n, lrn´ [key], 1939–, American fashion designer, b. New York City as Ralph Lipschitz. He began his career by creating neckties under the name Polo for Beau Brummel. In 196...

Connor, Ralph

(Encyclopedia)Connor, Ralph: see Gordon, Charles William.

Ellison, Ralph

(Encyclopedia)Ellison, Ralph (Ralph Waldo Ellison), 1914–94, African-American author, b. Oklahoma City, studied Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee Univ.). Originally a trumpet player and aspiring composer, he moved...

Iron, Ralph

(Encyclopedia)Iron, Ralph: see Schreiner, Olive.

Izard, Ralph

(Encyclopedia)Izard, Ralph z´rd [key], 1742–1804, American diplomat and legislator, b. near Charleston, S.C. After an education in England, he returned (1764) to South Carolina but in 1771 again went to Lond...

Linton, Ralph

(Encyclopedia)Linton, Ralph, 1893–1953, American anthropologist, b. Philadelphia, B.A. Swarthmore College, 1915, Ph.D. Harvard, 1925. He was (1922–28) assistant curator at the Field Museum, Chicago, then taught...

Cudworth, Ralph

(Encyclopedia)Cudworth, Ralph, 1617–88, English theologian and philosopher. He was a noted representative of the Cambridge Platonists. Cudworth's most ambitious work, The True Intellectual System of the Universe,...

Hodgson, Ralph

(Encyclopedia)Hodgson, Ralph, 1871–1962, English poet. He wrote five volumes of poetry before his collected poems appeared in 1917. After a silence of nearly 40 years—during which time he taught in Japan and em...

Neville, Ralph

(Encyclopedia)Neville, Ralph: see Westmorland, Ralph Neville, 1st earl of.

Nader, Ralph

(Encyclopedia)Nader, Ralph n´dr [key], 1934–, U.S. consumer advocate and political reformer, b. Winsted, Conn. Admitted to the bar in 1958, he practiced law in Connecticut and was a lecturer (1961–63) in h...

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